Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/rems/condition-rss en-us Sun, 24 Jul 2016 06:30:54 UTC Sun, 24 Jul 2016 06:30:54 UTC Too Few Medications May Be Just As Harmful As Too Many for Seniors http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/too-few-medications-may-be-just-as-harmful-as-too-many-for-seniors Older patients who take too few medications for their health conditions may face equal risks as those who take too many medications. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:30:00 UTC 4 Ways Pharmacists Can Be Superheroes for Medicare Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/4-ways-pharmacists-can-be-superheroes-for-medicare-patients Medicare patients are the highest users of prescription drugs and a major source of recurring revenue for community pharmacies. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:49:00 UTC Patients with Colds Report Annoying Urge to Cough, But Often Don't Seek Treatment http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/cough-cold/patients-with-colds-report-annoying-urge-to-cough-but-often-dont-seek-treatment Cough is the most aggravating late-stage cold symptom. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 02:30:00 UTC Prescription Medication Costs May Increase 13% This Year http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/prescription-medication-costs-may-increase-13-this-year Prescription drug costs are projected to increase between 11% and 13% in 2016, a recent analysis found. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 02:04:00 UTC Pharmacist Accuses Walmart of Discrimination and Retaliation http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/pharmacist-accuses-walmart-of-discrimination-and-retaliation A pharmacist is claiming Walmart discriminated and retaliated against him for his age, his medical condition and medical leave, and his reporting of supposed unlawful conduct at the pharmacy. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:22:00 UTC Could Home Meals Help Prevent Diabetes? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/diabetes/could-home-meals-help-prevent-diabetes In addition to weight gain and poor diet quality, eating meals outside the home has been linked with a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 01:30:00 UTC Cystic Fibrosis Patients Could Soon Take a Deep Breath of Ibuprofen http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/cystic-fibrosis-patients-could-soon-take-a-deep-breath-of-ibuprofen For patients with cystic fibrosis, ibuprofen can help slow down lung function decline. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:22:00 UTC Pharmacist Reprimanded for Poor Professional Practices http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/pharmacist-reprimanded-for-poor-professional-practices The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland is censuring a pharmacist for poor professional performance. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:44:00 UTC Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillators: A Safety Net for ACS Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/ACS/wearable-cardioverter-defibrillators-a-safety-net-for-acs-patients Sudden cardiac arrest occurs 424,000 times outside of the hospital annually. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 02:43:00 UTC Common Medications Can Trigger Heart Failure http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/heart-failure/common-medications-can-trigger-heart-failure The American Heart Association has released a scientific statement cautioning against the use of some common drugs and supplements in patients with heart failure. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 02:04:00 UTC Limiting CD4 Count Monitoring Saves Money Without Compromising HIV Patients' Health http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/limiting-cd4-count-monitoring-saves-money-without-compromising-hiv-patients-health Frequent CD4 cell monitoring is unnecessary in well-controlled HIV-positive patients, new study results suggest. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:59:00 UTC Pharmacy Owner Pleads Guilty to Obstructing Audit http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/pharmacy-owner-pleads-guilty-to-obstructing-audit The owner of 2 pharmacies in Alabama has agreed to plead guilty to obstructing a Medicare audit. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:56:00 UTC Missouri Law Protects Patients Against Ineffective Medications http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/missouri-law-protects-patients-against-ineffective-medications Patients in Missouri will no longer have to repeat ineffective medications. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:00:00 UTC Pharmacist Job Prospects: Setting the Record Straight http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/pharmacist-job-prospects-setting-the-record-straight There has been some recent controversy regarding pharmacists’ job prospects, and now it’s time to set the record straight. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:00:00 UTC Deprescribing in Diabetes: Pharmacist Involvement Would Help http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/diabetes/deprescribing-in-diabetes-pharmacist-involvement-would-help Older patients’ medications tend to multiply like weeds in a garden. As a result, there’s been increased attention on deprescribing, the process of withdrawing an inappropriate medication under the supervision of a health care professional with the goal of managing polypharmacy and improving outcomes. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:00:00 UTC HRSA Wants to Audit Your 340B Program. Are You Ready? 5 Best Practices for Operating a Compliant 340B Program http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/hrsa-wants-to-audit-your-340b-program-are-you-ready-5-best-practices-for-operating-a-compliant-340b-program It’s Friday afternoon and your hospital receives an e-mail from the Health Resources and Services Administration, notifying you that your hospital has been selected for a 340B program audit. Are you ready? Mon, 11 Jul 2016 07:33:00 UTC HHS Expands Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/hhs-expands-access-to-buprenorphine The US Department of Health and Human Services has officially increased the limit on the number of patients for whom providers can prescribe buprenorphine from 100 to 275. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 02:02:00 UTC 5 Can't-Miss Pharmacy Stories from This Past Week http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/5-cant-miss-pharmacy-stories-from-this-past-week Don’t miss out on this week’s must-read pharmacy stories! Fri, 08 Jul 2016 02:00:00 UTC CVS Will Pay $3.5 Million to Settle Allegations of Filling Forged Prescriptions http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/cvs-will-pay-35-million-to-settle-allegations-of-filling-forged-prescriptions CVS is settling allegations that its pharmacists filled forged prescriptions for controlled substances. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 01:30:00 UTC Improving Vitamin B12 Screening in Diabetes Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/vitamins-supplements/improving-vitamin-b12-screening-in-diabetes-patients Health care delivery must change to meet the increasing demands for conservative stewardship in spending. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 03:33:00 UTC